Can my Ipod Touch be used for ReadyBoost?

  yorica 21:31 16 Oct 2010
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Hi guys

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

I read in the Oct'10 issue of this mag that I could use my ipod for readyboost but whatever I try I can't seem to get it work?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with vista - 3gb ram

Any tips?

Thanks

  robin_x 21:44 16 Oct 2010

You are clutching at straws. With 3GB you don't need Readyboost.

I used it on W7 for some months. No difference.

On my old laptop, 3rd party eBoostr it makes a slight difference.

  Batch 15:55 17 Oct 2010

I don't know that it would be a good idea even if it did work.

It is likely that the type of memory used in the IPOD is not suitable for intensive memory use. Even USB pen drives really aren't up to the job on a long term basis. If you think about it, the memory in USB drives isn't really meant to be repeatedly read / written / over-written and Ipods and the like will be no better.

  I am Spartacus 17:53 17 Oct 2010

PC Advisor has some weird fixation about Readyboost judging by the number of times it gets a mention in the magazine. It will make a noticeable difference if you have around 512MB RAM and a very slight difference with 1GB RAM. Anything over that it's a complete waste of effort.

  yorica 22:59 17 Oct 2010

thanks for your input

  mooly 07:06 18 Oct 2010

My experiences of R/B here...
click here

read the thread in the link in post#2

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